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Kindergarten News: 3/25

Hi Parents,
Our living things have arrived! Classrooms have two habitats (aquariums and terrariums) to house our worms, pill bugs & sow bugs, guppies & goldfish. Our driving questions are, “How are animal structures similar and different? “What do animals need to live and grow?

MNPS Promising Scholars program will be available to students again this year. This fun, free, and academically enriching program will run from June 2nd to June 30th and is open to all MNPS students.  The deadline to register is March 31st.  Visit The Promising Scholars Website.
PPE Scholastic Book Fair (April 4th-8th)

After a two-year hiatus, it’s BACK! Our Scholastic Book Fair will take place in the library from Monday, April 4th thru Friday, April 8th. It will be open for families to shop from 3:30-5:00 on Monday, April 4th.

Students can bring their Grandparents’ and Special Friends to shop the Book Fair when they visit PPE on Thursday, April 7th (K/1st) and Friday, April 8th (2nd-4th).  More information to come!!

If you can’t make it to the Fair, you may shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will benefit our school as well.  Don’t hesitate to email Miss Stuart with further questions. emily.stuart@mnps.org

GET HEALTHY

From March 22 – April 12 our school will collect healthy foods in connection with the American Heart Association. The food we collect will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Your child has received a fitness challenge calendar along with the attached document “25 Ways to Get Moving at Home.” During this three-week period, we encourage students to fill out this calendar and create their own fitness routines! During morning announcements over these 3 weeks, we will do different activities from the “25 Ways” activity sheet.

Here’s what is coming up in kindergarten…

Essential Question: How has life in America changed over time?

~Understand the difference between past and present
~Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to respond to a prompt and supply information about a topic
~Identify the main topic of the text, and retell the key details that support the main topic
~Ask and answer questions to clarify information
~Spell words phonetically, drawing on sound-letter relationships
~Read words with blends and digraphs
~Demonstrate understanding of grade-level vocabulary
~Read, spell, and write “tricky words”
~Read and write high frequency sight words (Heart Words)
~Read grade level texts with purpose and understanding (Take-home readers) Science
~Engage in science by asking questions and participate in collaborative investigations
~Observe and care for living things and record observations Math
~Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into addend pairs in more than one way by using objects or drawings.
~ Create and write ways to make sums to 10

Upcoming Dates

~ March 29th- Report Cards go home
~ April 4th-8th- Scholastic Book Fair
~ April 7th- K/1st Grandparents & Grand Friends Visit (More information to come)
~ April 14th- Planning Day, No School
~ April 15th- Spring Holiday, No School
~ April 19th- Progress Reports

There are PLENTY of activities coming up, so be sure to mark your calendar! Check your child’s Friday folder & the PPE website for more information. 😊

Thanks for ALL you do!!
K Team

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